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The Prevention Project

A comprehensive research programme on the effectiveness of countering violent extremism projects.

Over the past two years, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of global preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions. The Prevention Project aims to analyse P/CVE interventions to look at ‘what can work and what has not worked’. 

The Prevention Project conducted a detailed analysis of the evidence base and mapped over 1,500 projects implemented by around 900 organisations in 100 countries, spanning a wide variety of themes within the research space. This page will showcase the extent of that work, including research papers, multimedia content and commentaries from RUSI researchers.

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Latest Papers

Research Methodology: The Prevention Project

Occasional Papers
Notes taken on a clipboard. Image courtesy of yurolaitsalbert / Adobe Stock.

What Can Work (and What Has Not Worked) in Women-Centric P/CVE Initiatives: Assessing the Evidence Base for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Occasional Papers
Dialogue in Nairobi on PVE, organised by Sisters Without Borders. Courtesy of US Institute of Peace / flickr.

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives: Assessing the Evidence Base

Occasional Papers
'Stop Extremism'. Courtesy of stanciuc / Adobe Stock.

The Prevention Project: Introduction to the Publication Series

Other Publications
Blurred shot of people walking across London Bridge. Courtesy of Daisy Daisy / Adobe Stock

Through the Looking Glass: Assessing the Evidence Base for P/CVE Communications

Occasional Papers
Symbols representing communication. Courtesy of Robert Kneschke / Adobe Stock.

How Effective Are Mentorship Interventions? Assessing the Evidence Base for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Occasional Papers
Paper chain of people

A Template for the Global South? Understanding the Promises and Pitfalls of Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya

Emerging Insights
Aerial view of Nairobi. Courtesy of Wollwerth Imagery / Adobe Stock

The Contested Relationship Between Youth and Violent Extremism: Assessing the Evidence Base in Relation to P/CVE Interventions

Occasional Papers
Falling dominoes are stopped by one red block